Back-rank mate
Jamaica Observer

It was in laudation to the game of chess last Tuesday evening as members and supporters of the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) attended the Jamaican Premiere of Queen of Katwe at the Palace Cineplex, Sovereign...

PHOTO: #FirstDayofSchool
Jamaica Observer

Keeba Golding (centre) and Skye Golding (right) share a high five with Kaysia Johnson Vaughan, marketing manager, programmes at Scotiabank. Golding recently won $122,740 for entering the Scotiabank #FirstDayOfSchool Photo...

Government says mining, minerals sector is bouyant
Jamaica Observer

PRINCIPAL director in the Ministry of Transport and Mining Dr Oral Rainford says the minerals sector is heading in the right direction with the buoyancy it is now experiencing. Local News Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT...

Belize reports 46 confirmed cases of Zika virus
Jamaica Observer

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — At least six pregnant women are among the 46 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, health authorities here have confirmed. Local News Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Government says...

‘He now has all the solutions’
Jamaica Observer

Opposition spokesman on national security, Peter Bunting, is being taken to task by Jamaica Observer online readers, over his criticism of current minister, Robert Montague, on his handling of the crime portfolio....

Private sector urged to set up CCTV to help police in crime fight
Jamaica Observer

THE private sector is being urged to join the police in their crime -fighting efforts, by setting up closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems at their business places, which could help the police in their fight against...

Obasanjo unimpressed with Mugabe’s hold on power
Jamaica Observer

Reading between the lines you’ll conclude that former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo is not impressed with Robert Mugabe’s continued hold on power in Zimbabwe. Local News Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT...

Woman holding dual J’can-US citizenship pleads guilty in lottery scam
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, USA — A dual Jamaican/United States citizen has pleaded guilty for her role in a Jamaican-based fraudulent lottery scheme, the Department of Justice announced yesterday. Local News Thu, 29 Sep 2016...

Another 168 basic schools to be merged
Jamaica Observer

THE Ministry of Education says it plans to rationalise 168 more basic schools during this fiscal year in order to strengthen the early childhood sector. Local Education Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Woman holding dual...

Woman sentenced for impersonating FBI agent in J’can lottery scam
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, USA — The Department of Justice announced yesterday that Vania Lee Allen has been sentenced to 40 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for her role in a Jamaica-based lottery...

Finance, tourism ministries take over ownership of MoBay Convention Centre
Jamaica Observer

CABINET has approved the transfer of ownership of the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St James, to the ministries of finance and the public service and tourism. Local News Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Woman...

Police to hunt for more guns in crime-hit St James
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The police high command yesterday announced plans to place more emphasis on the one-year-old Get-the-Guns Campaign in a direct response a spiralling rate of murders, particularly here in St...

PHOTO: Our condolence
Jamaica Observer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (second left) and his wife Juliet (left) greet Cecil Cooper’s widow Rose Bennett Cooper and stepson Adrian Bennett inside the University Chapel at the thanksgiving service for the...

PHOTO: Crosswalk
Jamaica Observer

Traffic stops as a visually-impaired man, using his cane as a guide, makes his way across Waltham Park Road, St Andrew, on Tuesday. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) Local News Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Our condolence...

Cecil Cooper sent off with musical tributes
Jamaica Observer

THE chapel at The University of the West Indies, Mona, was filled yesterday with members of the artistic community as they gathered to pay their final respects to artist, teacher and musician Cecil Harvey Cooper. Local...

Cecil Moncur is The Bahamas’ first FIDE Master
Nassau Guardian

Cecil “Carver” Moncur was recently awarded the FIDE Master (FM) title by the World Chess Federation after his stellar performance at the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan. Moncur was a member of the...

Another MoBay murder
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - OBSERVER ONLINE has just been informed by a Police source in St James, that a man who is as yet unidentified was murdered some 15 minutes ago along Barnett Street in Montego Bay. Local News Tue, 27...

RUBiS, JGRA dispute continues, possible disruption tomorrow
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) is maintaining that petroleum marketing company RUBiS has up to 5:00 pm tomorrow to respond favourably to its requests to represent RUBiS dealers in...

Fast-rising Pakistan whitewash West Indies
Jamaica Observer

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Pakistan produced another dominating performance to beat world champions West Indies by eight wickets in the third and final Twenty20 international, achieving their first ever...

No state of emergency but fix St James, Bunting urges Gov't
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — While admitting that the upsurge in crime in St James is now an “emergency situation”, the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is not calling for a state of emergency. Local...

Forex: J$128.07 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, September 27, ended trading at J$128.07, up by 11 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Tue, 27 Sep 2016...

JUTC tells former chairman to 'challenge the facts'
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The management of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) today responded to an assertion attributed to the company’s former chairman, Reverend Garnett Roper, that outlines from an internal...

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